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The great Arizona orphan abduction

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town?s Anglos, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children and nearly lynched the nuns and the local priest. The Catholic Church sued to get its wards back, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime literature
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 0674360419 9780674360419 067400535X 9780674005358
OCLC Number: 46602482
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Award 2000
Winner of Bancroft Prize 2000
Description: xii, 416 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. King Copper --
ch. 2. Mexicans come to the mines --
ch. 3. The priest in the Mexican camp --
ch. 4. The Mexican mothers and the Mexican town --
ch. 5. The Anglo mothers and the company town --
ch. 6. The strike --
ch. 7. Vigilantism --
ch. 8. Family and race.
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.

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In 1904, New York nuns brought 40 Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Mexican-Catholic families. The town's Anglo-Americans, furious at this "transgression," formed a  Read more...
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In her gripping book, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, Linda Gordon has written a model study of the creation and maintenance of race relations that manages to capture both the breathless Read more...

 
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